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Heart disease claims more lives than cancer, car accidents and AIDS combined

1/3/2016 - A silent, yet deadly killer, heart disease is the leading cause of death in the United States, killing more than half a million people each year – which is why we can all benefit from improving our heart health. Written by Matthew Budoff, Enhancing Heart Health: Preventing a Heart Attack teaches...

Hate to exercise? Vitamin C supplements can mimic some benefits of exercise, such as boosting heart health in obese people

9/17/2015 - One of the most common treatment recommendations for people who are overweight is that they get some form of exercise daily. However, studies have shown that fewer than half of those who are diagnosed as obese actually follow this advice. Now, the obese and exercise-averse have a new weapon in their...

Improving heart health, fighting cancer and four more reasons why you should use turmeric

10/22/2014 12:07:50 PM - Turmeric is one of nature's greatest gifts. Belonging to the ginger family, the ancient spice responsible for giving curry its yellow color is one of the most thoroughly researched plants in history. Experts suggest that turmeric may even have over 600 potential preventive and therapeutic applications...

Turmeric compounds improve heart health as much as exercise

5/14/2013 - A chemical that naturally occurs in turmeric root appears to improve heart health as much as moderate aerobic exercise, according to a trio of studies conducted by researchers from the University of Tsukuba in Japan. Turmeric root has been an important component of traditional Asian medicinal systems...

Spring break 2013 vacation for heart health and more

3/14/2013 - Many Americans and Canadians work longer hours, take fewer vacations, and retire much later than many other industrialized countries, but at what cost? Spring break 2013, happening right now and some time into April, is generally a break from school and is practiced in the United States, Canada,...

Mango's health benefits include heart health, anemia prevention, detoxing and healthy skin

3/13/2013 - Mangos have been used for centuries as medicine and food. The mango fruit contains vitamins A, C and D along with beta-carotene. In Unani medicine, mangos are used to remove toxins, treat anemia, and heal the nervous system. Ayurvedic medicine uses the dried mango flowers to treat diarrhea, dysentery,...

Eating grapes significantly improves heart health in men with metabolic syndrome

8/18/2012 - In past research studies, scientists have vindicated the health promoting benefits of eating grapes to lower the risk of chronic diseases ranging from cancer to dementia and diabetes. Grapes of all varieties contain potent natural compounds known as polyphenols that provide critical antioxidant and...

Vitamin D3 inhibits systemic inflammation to improve heart health markers

3/20/2012 - Thousands of research studies have demonstrated the powerful health-promoting properties of the prohormone compound, vitamin D3. Researchers publishing in The Journal of Immunology explain the specific molecular and signaling events by which vitamin D inhibits inflammation in the human body. In a very...

World renowned heart surgeon renounces mainstream heart health practice

3/5/2012 3:27:51 PM - It is very encouraging to see a mainstream medicine insider with impressive credentials come out and confirm what some of us outsiders have known for a while. Dr. Dwight Lundell has been a heart specialist MD and surgeon for 25 years, having performed 5,000 open heart surgeries. He was Chief Surgeon...

Fried foods not a heart health risk if you use the right oils, say researchers

1/25/2012 11:32:48 AM - A common dietary fallacy among many people, resulting from misinformation in media outlets, is fear of fats. If you still harbor lingering anxieties about consuming any type of oil for fear you will have a heart attack, fear no more. A recent study in Spain found that eating food fried in olive or sunflower...

Improve heart health naturally with hawthorn

9/14/2011 - Hawthorn (Crataegus Laevigata) belongs to the Rose family of Rosaceae. Also known as Haw, Whitethorn, Haybush and Mayflower, this pretty plant grows to between seven and nine metres tall. This rather spiny bush boasts clusters of white flowers, which have a strong scent. These are normally referred...

Pecans promote heart health, lower cholesterol levels

3/24/2011 - The health benefits offered by pecans are greater than previously believed, according to a new study published in The Journal of Nutrition. Researchers from Loma Linda University (LLU) in California have identified a host of beneficial antioxidants found in pecans that benefit the heart, lower bad cholesterol...

Magnesium can improve heart health and prevent heart attack deaths (Opinion)

2/8/2011 - Magnesium is an important mineral that is essential to good health. In addition to improving blood sugar regulation and bone health, magnesium also has an impact on the health of our hearts. It can even be called an essential nutrient for preventing heart attack deaths. How Magnesium Benefits Heart...

Coenzyme Q10 Boosts Energy, Promotes Heart Health and Assists Weight Loss

10/26/2010 - Coenzyme Q10 is an amazing chemical cofactor which is required by every cell in the body to produce the energy we need to live. It`s been shown to increase the level of energy to all muscles and is especially important to cardiac function as it increases energy production at an optimal rate. Coenzyme...

Eat Almonds and Walnuts to Promote Heart Health and Prevent Diabetes

10/22/2010 - Man has evolved to eat almonds and walnuts in their natural form and extensive research confirms the benefits to our health. It`s no coincidence that the ratio of fats and other essential nutrients are in perfect balance with our own nutritional needs. Studies confirm that almonds and walnuts promote...

Support Heart Health Inexpensively

5/18/2009 - Here are a few inexpensive and natural additions to your diet that could go a long way toward supporting a strong heart and healthy cardiovascular system: Hawthorn Berry, Cayenne, and Jamaica (pronounced ha-my-ka) or Hibiscus Flower. The surprising health benefits of these three herbs are summarized...

Blackcurrant Juice and Orange Juice Give Heart Health a Boost

2/24/2009 - A recent study conducted in Denmark has found that blackcurrant juice and orange juice may help lower the levels of compounds in the body which are associated with cardiovascular disease. Background and Details of Study Population studies had previously suggested that increased consumption of...

FDA approves heart health claim for canola oil

10/11/2006 - The FDA has approved a qualified health claim on canola oil labels that states it supports heart health and reduces the risk of coronary heart disease due to its unsaturated fat content. The heart healthy claim -- also found on oils such as phytosterols, omega-3s and olive oil -- is popular among...

Research Links Soy Protein with Heart Health (press release)

8/18/2006 - Cardiovascular diseases kill more than 16 million people worldwide and account for some 30 percent of all deaths each year. In the United States, heart disease and stroke, the main components of cardiovascular disease, account for nearly 40 percent of all adult deaths. Physicians have known for many...

Chant 'Om' for Better Heart Health (press release)

8/7/2006 - Meditation may do more than bring you inner peace; a new study claims it may improve your cardiovascular health by decreasing the risk of metabolic syndrome. In a study reported in the June 12 issue of the Archives of Internal Medicine, researchers report that the practice of transcendental meditation...

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